Fancy Cut Aquamarine Filigree Ring

$1,400.00
About Details History
According to ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. The pale blue gemstone was reputedly carried by sailors as a talisman of luck, bravery, and protection. This phenomenal fancy cut aquamarine is set in a white gold filigree mounting with fluted openwork along the shoulders and sweet five-petaled forget-me-nots at the north and south sides of the gallery.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 12mm x 9.5mm fancy cut aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.3mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
According to ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. The pale blue gemstone was reputedly carried by sailors as a talisman of luck, bravery, and protection. This phenomenal fancy cut aquamarine is set in a white gold filigree mounting with fluted openwork along the shoulders and sweet five-petaled forget-me-nots at the north and south sides of the gallery.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 12mm x 9.5mm fancy cut aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.3mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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